Self-Organized Periodic Photonic Structure in a Nonchiral Liquid Crystal

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Self-Organized Periodic Photonic Structure in a Nonchiral Liquid Crystal

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dc.contributor.author Ruan, Lizhen en_GB
dc.contributor.author Sambles, J. Roy en_GB
dc.contributor.author Stewart, I. W. en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter; University of Strathclyde en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-05T11:11:51Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:54:02Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T13:23:28Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_GB
dc.description.abstract A hybrid-aligned cell of the smectic A liquid material 8CB gives two stable director configurations, one of which is periodic and gives strong diffraction of light. This photonic lattice director profile arises from “frustration” caused by conflicting constraints imposed by the boundary conditions and the constant amplitude smectic density wave. A model is proposed which accords well with the experiment results, predicting correctly the dependence of the periodicity on the cell thickness and reproducing optical polarization microscopy results. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 91 (3), article 033901 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.033901 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/29580 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher American Physical Society en_GB
dc.relation.url http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.033901 en_GB
dc.relation.url http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v91/e033901 en_GB
dc.title Self-Organized Periodic Photonic Structure in a Nonchiral Liquid Crystal en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-06-05T11:11:51Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:54:02Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T13:23:28Z
dc.identifier.issn 0031-9007 en_GB
dc.identifier.issn 1079-7114 en_GB
dc.description Lizhen Ruan, J. Roy Sambles, and I. W. Stewart, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 91, article 033901 (2003). "Copyright © 2003 by the American Physical Society." en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Physical Review Letters en_GB


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